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visionary
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible;
or: a person with unusual powers of foresight;
or: not practical or realizable; speculative
  • But the visionary little maid on her part, beckoned likewise, as if to say—"This is a better place; come thou into the pool."
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (6% in)
  • In the mere exercise of the fancy, however, and the sportiveness of a growing mind, there might be a little more than was observable in other children of bright faculties; except as Pearl, in the dearth of human playmates, was thrown more upon the visionary throng which she created.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (66% in)
  • "Thank you, my good friend," said the minister, gravely, but startled at heart; for so confused was his remembrance, that he had almost brought himself to look at the events of the past night as visionary.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (98% in)

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